Souvenir of the Environs of Lake Nemi

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1865

Artist:

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796-1875

About this artwork

Camille Corot returned to Paris in 1843 from the last of three trips to Italy, but the Italian countryside continued to dominate his art. While the Realists painted peasants and scenes of rural life, the elderly Corot preferred landscapes, with which he could convey a timeless, classical past. Although this picture represents a famous hillside lake in northern Italy, Corot transformed the topography into a personal, bucolic reminiscence (souvenir) through his use of silvery grays and intense deep greens.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 224

Artist

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

Title

Souvenir of the Environs of Lake Nemi

Origin

France

Date

1865

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: Corot 1865

Dimensions

98.4 × 134.3 cm (38 3/4 × 52 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Florence S. McCormick

Reference Number

1979.1280

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